Bonafide Films have won a significant investment from North East Creative Content Fund, the latest deal by Northern Film & Media and Northstar Ventures £2.4m Finance for Business, an investment matched by private investors, which will enable business partners Margery Bone and Sacha Alexander to develop a series of high profile film and TV projects.
Bonafide’s current ventures include 'Undercover' – a sit com co-production with Steve Coogan and Henry Normal’s Baby Cow for television. 'Undercover' is co-written by Alexander, Ant & Dec writer Andy Milligan and Miranda writer Simon Dean. The company is also developing contemporary sci-fi television series Korridor by writer Jay Basu and has optioned thriller novel 'Cold Earth' for a feature adaptation by Lyndsay Shapero (writer of Bafta nominated 'Enid') and Olivier Nilsson-Julien. Meanwhile, we have just completed 'Gee Gee' – a Film 4 and UK Film Council funded short written and directed by 'Men Who Stare at Goats' creator Peter Straughan. Peter’s directorial debut is in support of a feature with Film 4 which Bonafide will produce. Bonafide is also shortly to announce a new high profile TV series co production for development with a major broadcaster.